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Competing Motivations in Grammar and Usage

Competing Motivations in Grammar and Usage

Brian MacWhinney, Andrej Malchukov, and Edith Moravcsik (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198709848
eISBN:
9780191780158
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198709848.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This book examines the issue of competing motivations in grammar and language use. The term “competing motivations” refers to the conflicting factors that shape the content and form of grammatical ... More

The Construal of Spatial MeaningWindows into Conceptual Space

The Construal of Spatial Meaning: Windows into Conceptual Space

Carita Paradis, Jean Hudson, and Ulf Magnusson (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199641635
eISBN:
9780191760020
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641635.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

The Construal of Spatial Meaning: Windows into Conceptual Space explores the construal and expression of various aspects of the SPACE domain. Within the broad framework of Cognitive ... More

Continuations and Natural Language

Continuations and Natural Language

Chris Barker and Chung-chieh Shan

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199575015
eISBN:
9780191757419
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575015.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

The continuation of an expression is a portion of its surrounding context. This book proposes and defends the continuation hypothesis: that the meaning of a natural language expression can depend on ... More

Expressing the SelfCultural Diversity and Cognitive Universals

Expressing the Self: Cultural Diversity and Cognitive Universals

Minyao Huang and Kasia M. Jaszczolt (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198786658
eISBN:
9780191828966
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786658.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This book addresses different linguistic and philosophical aspects of referring to the self in a wide range of languages from different language families, including Amharic, English, French, ... More

Genericity

Genericity

Alda Mari, Claire Beyssade, and Fabio Del Prete (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199691807
eISBN:
9780191745775
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691807.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This book provides an up-to-date introduction to the study of generics and pursues the enterprise of the influential Generic Book edited by Gregory Carlson and Jeffry Pelletier, which was published ... More

The Interactive Stance

The Interactive Stance

Jonathan Ginzburg

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199697922
eISBN:
9780191738425
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697922.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

The fine structure of conversational interaction is of significant interest for wide swathes of the behavioural sciences: linguists, philosophers, psychologists, sociologists, literary scholars, ... More

Interpreting MotionGrounded Representations for Spatial Language

Interpreting Motion: Grounded Representations for Spatial Language

Inderjeet Mani and James Pustejovsky

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199601240
eISBN:
9780191738968
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199601240.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

Natural language allows for efficient communication of elaborate descriptions of movement without requiring precise specification of the motion. Interpreting Motion is the first book to analyze the ... More

Language in Cognition

Language in Cognition

Pieter A. M. Seuren

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199559473
eISBN:
9780191721137
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559473.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This book argues that language is based on the human construal of reality. Humans refer to and quantify over virtual entities with the same ease as they do over actual entities: the natural ontology ... More

The Logic of LanguageLanguage From Within Volume II

The Logic of Language: Language From Within Volume II

Pieter A. M. Seuren

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199559480
eISBN:
9780191721144
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559480.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

The Logic of Language opens a new perspective on logic. Seuren first argues that the logic of language derives from the lexical meanings of the logical operators. These meanings, ... More

Meaning in Linguistic InteractionSemantics, Metasemantics, Philosophy of Language

Meaning in Linguistic Interaction: Semantics, Metasemantics, Philosophy of Language

Kasia M. Jaszczolt

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199602469
eISBN:
9780191815867
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602469.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

The book contains a semantic and metasemantic inquiry into the representation of meaning in linguistic interaction. It offers a new contextualist take on the semantics/pragmatics boundary issue, ... More

Pragmatic Aspects of Scalar ModifiersThe Semantics-Pragmatics Interface

Pragmatic Aspects of Scalar Modifiers: The Semantics-Pragmatics Interface

Osamu Sawada

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198714224
eISBN:
9780191782633
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198714224.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This book investigates pragmatic aspects of scalar modifiers. Through a detailed analysis of the semantics and pragmatics of comparatives with indeterminate pronouns, positive polarity minimizers, ... More

Reference and Representation in Thought and Language

Reference and Representation in Thought and Language

María de Ponte and Kepa Korta (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198714217
eISBN:
9780191782626
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198714217.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

The chapters in this volume deal with our devices for singular reference and singular representation, taking them in different ways. The precise relation between using a linguistic expression to ... More

Reference in Discourse

Reference in Discourse

Andrej Kibrik

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199215805
eISBN:
9780191728426
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215805.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This book studies how people refer to entities in natural discourse. It contributes to the understanding of both linguistic diversity and the cognitive underpinnings of language and it provides a ... More

Reliability in Pragmatics

Reliability in Pragmatics

E. McCready

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198702832
eISBN:
9780191772399
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198702832.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This book is an exploration of how knowledge about the reliability of information sources manifests itself in linguistic phenomena and use, focusing on cooperation in language use and how ... More

Representing Space in CognitionInterrelations of behaviour, language, and formal models

Representing Space in Cognition: Interrelations of behaviour, language, and formal models

Thora Tenbrink, Jan M. Wiener, and Christophe Claramunt (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199679911
eISBN:
9780191760112
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679911.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

Research in the areas of spatial language, spatial cognition, and spatial information science has undergone a rapid development within the past decades. Increasingly, interdisciplinary efforts are ... More

The Semantics of Nouns

The Semantics of Nouns

Zhengdao Ye (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198736721
eISBN:
9780191800382
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198736721.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This volume represents state-of-the-art research on the semantics of nouns. It offers detailed and systematic analyses of scores of individual nouns across many different conceptual domains—‘people’, ... More

The Spatial Foundations of Language and Cognition

The Spatial Foundations of Language and Cognition

Kelly S. Mix, Linda B. Smith, and Michael Gasser (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199553242
eISBN:
9780191720444
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199553242.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

In this book, we ask how space, language, and thought interact in learning and development. This encompasses not only how children learn about space and spatial language, but also how language and ... More

Strategies of Quantification

Strategies of Quantification

Kook-Hee Gil, Stephen Harlow, and George Tsoulas (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199692439
eISBN:
9780191744891
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692439.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Quantification has been at the heart of research in the syntax and semantics of natural language since Aristotle. The last few decades have seen an explosion of detailed studies of the syntax and ... More

Subjectivity and Perspective in Truth-Theoretic Semantics

Subjectivity and Perspective in Truth-Theoretic Semantics

Peter Lasersohn

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199573677
eISBN:
9780191831898
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573677.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This book develops and defends a semantic theory which respects the intuition that there may be no “fact of the matter” which determines truth values for certain kinds of sentences—those dealing with ... More

TimeLanguage, Cognition, and Reality

Time: Language, Cognition, and Reality

Kasia M. Jaszczolt and Louis de Saussure (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199589876
eISBN:
9780191757198
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589876.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

The current inaugural volume offers a carefully selected sample of analyses of various aspects of temporal reference. It emphasises that linguistic means of conveying time, be it grammatical or ... More

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